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October 1, 2015 • Reviews

Moshi iGlaze Pro 13 Is Thin and Light Protection for Your MacBook Pro with Retina Display

I love my 13” MacBook Pro with Retina display. It is fact, light and powerful. I had worried that, going down to a 13” MacBook from the 15” I loved would be an issue. It’s not. And now that I have the Moshi iGlaze Pro 13 I can protect the laptop for mere ounces of …

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September 26, 2015 • News

Bluelounge Aaden Charges Rechargables on the Go

BlueLounge has done it again with the Aaden USB powered charger for charging rechargeable batteries from your laptop or other USB power source. It’s one of those simple accessories you don’t need but, once you have it, you’ll be happy you do. In other words, it’s typical Bluelounge. 🙂 And at just $19.95 it will …

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August 17, 2015 • Gift Guides

Gear Diary’s Must-Have Back to School Gift Guide

What do you mean Back to School? The summer is already over? Well not really, but everywhere you go, you will see businesses advertising Back to School Specials. But this year you shouldn’t just send your child back to school with a boring calculator, binder, and a few packs of paper; here is our must-have Back to …

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August 12, 2015 • Reviews

Moshi iVisor for 2015 MacBook

The folks at Moshi recently provided Gear Diary their iVisor for MacBook, a clear (matte) anti-glare screen protector for the new 12” MacBook.   Moshi gives a 100% guarantee that the screen protector will install bubble free and I have to say that it installed flawlessly for me. Once it was on, I hardly noticed …

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August 11, 2015 • Reviews

Moshi Muse 12 for the 2015 MacBook

The folks at Moshi recently provided Gear Diary with a number of products for the new MacBook. Among them was a protective sleeve called the Moshi Muse 12.

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August 10, 2015 • Reviews

Stop Running to Outlets to Charge Your MacBook with This External Battery

While traveling, once thing that I’ve always hated is sitting in an airport, or on a long train ride somewhere and not having an outlet to plug up my MacBook Air. So I started looking for an external battery pack that was in my budget that wasn’t too gaudy, but would charge up my MacBook …

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July 21, 2015 • Reviews

Moshi iGlaze for the 2015 MacBook Review

Recently, the folks at Moshi were kind enough to provide Gear Diary with a few of their products to evaluate for the new MacBook 12” (2015). I’m going to look at the first of these — the iGlaze for MacBook, a clear shell to protect the outside of your MacBook.

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July 8, 2015 • Reviews

Western Digital My Passport for Mac Review: Portable, Stackable, Massive Storage

I have a two-year-old 1TB Western Digital My Book I use for monthly Time Machine backups on my Mac. I paid roughly $150 for it (they’re ~$99 now); at 6.5″ x 5.5″ 2″ it isn’t exactly portable. I’ve been testing a 2TB WD My Passport that measures ~4.25″ x 3.25″ x 0.6″ and costs $99. Hmm, which would you rather?

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July 2, 2015 • Reviews

Give Your Mac a Lift with the TwelveSouth BaseLift!

The TwelveSouth BaseLift is one of those simple accessories that adds to both the comfort and utility of your Macbook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air. It offers a better typing angle and keeps your laptop cool on your lap. Best of all, this one accessory will work with pretty much any of the current portable …

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June 16, 2015 • Reviews

Waterfield Zip Briefcase for 12″ MacBook Is Small, Light and Easy to Carry

If you opted for one of Apple’s new 12″ MacBooks you are someone who appreciates style and cutting edge technology. (Yes, you are also someone who is willing to compromise performance for portability but that is another issue.) If you want to travel light but protect your MacBook you will want to check out the …

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May 28, 2015 • Reviews

Grovemade Walnut MacBook Back: Not Your Average Laptop Accessory

It’s not every day that I recommend a product simply because it’s lovely to look at and adds joy to my tech experience, but the Grovemade Walnut MacBook Back is just such an item. At $49.99, it’s in that no-man’s land between cheap enough to not think twice about — but just pricey enough that it might give you pause.

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May 5, 2015 • Reviews, Travel

Booq Cobra Squeeze Backpack Review: A Most Excellent Gear Bag

My criteria for a backpack that I’ll use for longer than during the review period (and that I’ll continue to enjoy carrying) is pretty basic: it needs to be light when empty, durable, good-looking, well-organized, and it must be comfortable to wear when it is inevitably overloaded. The booq Cobra squeeze meets all of my needs and then some.

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May 1, 2015 • Reviews, Travel

The Oneadaptr Twist Plus World Travel Adapter Is the Perfect Power Source

Having just returned from my trip to the IFA Global Press Conference in Malta, I’ll cut to the chase and suggest this to every one of you who is even considering traveling abroad: buy a Oneadaptr Twist World Travel Adapter. Both versions are under $50, and either would make a very thoughtful gift for yourself or your favorite road warrior.

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April 17, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

HydraDock Rids You Of The Single Port Issue On Your New MacBook

When you purchased that new MacBook, I’m sure you weren’t too thrilled to learn you’d only have one USB port, right? Sucks to be you right? But that may not be the case for too long as a startup by the name of KickShark is raising funds via Kickstarter for their solution to your problem, …

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April 8, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

This Innovative Macbook Case Shatters Crowdfund Goal, Raises $50k+ In A Week

If you’re a Macbook Air or Pro owner with a love for Legos, then you’ve probably have seen an article floating around about the Brik Case MacBook Case KickStarter by the Jolt Team.

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April 1, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

Getting the New MacBook but Want More USB Ports? Check Out the InfiniteUSB

If you’re looking forward to getting that new MacBook Apple announced earlier this month, I highly suggest you look into the new InfiniteUSB Kickstarter that will solve one of the laptop’s most disheartening problems.

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March 11, 2015 • Gear Bits

Das Keyboard 4 Professional for MAC up for Pre-Order: $ 175

If you’re in love with the clicky keyboard AND you are a Mac user – take note. Das Keyboard is  taking pre-orders for their Mac specific clicky sturdy keyboard. Until now DAS only made keyboards with Windows layouts. Pricing is $175 and delivery  starts the beginning of April 2015.

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February 23, 2015 • Reviews

Logitech K480 Keyboard Is a Multi-Device Wonder

My main work devices are my iPhone 6 Plus, my iPad Air 2 and my 15″ MacBook Pro. At any given moment I might be working on any one of them. Having a keyboard that lets me quickly and easily switch between devices is something I have long wanted. Thanks to the Logitech K480 keyboard …

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February 23, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

Add Expandable MacBook Memory with the MicroSSD Kickstarter Project

One of the lingering problems I faced when purchasing my 11-Inch MacBook Air was the lack of the SD slot that the 13-Inch model has. I get it, Apple needed a feature to separate the two, and for a lot of people, this was it.

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January 6, 2015 • Music Diary, News

IK Multimedia announces iRig 2 Next Generation Guitar Interface

Back in 2010 IK Multimedia introduced the first guitar/bass interface for iOS, iRig. Paired with Amplitube, the first amplifier & effects simulator for iOS, iRig provided a portable solution that turned iOS into a portable solution for all musicians. Since then they released the iRig HD, and now they’re back with the iRig 2, filled …

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January 5, 2015 • News

Henge Docks Gives Us an Exclusive Pre-CES Hands On Demo with Their Wares

Henge Docks has been making Gravitas docks for some time; we’ve reviewed them, and Dan won’t part with his, no matter how much I beg. Today we got an exclusive Pre-CES look at their entire Gravitas line, their Clique Apple keyboard and Magic touchpad holder, as well as their amazing new Horizontal Dock for the …

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